Brownfield developer Inland Homes has submitted a detailed planning application to build 514 flats on a six-acre site in Freezeland Way next to Hillingdon tube station in west London.

Inland Homes said the plans would transform the former commercial site which was home to the Master Brewer Hotel into a residential mixed-use neighbourhood.

The development will include a range of one, two and three-bedrooms flats and 179 of the homes will be affordable.

Inland Homes chief executive, Stephen Wicks, described the initiative as an important regeneration project offering new homes

“The scheme will benefit the natural environment surrounding the site, creating an attractive landscape. Inland Homes has a strong record of securing planning permission and delivering complex brownfield sites and we look forward to achieving full planning permission.”

The scheme also includes 1,250 sq m of commercial space and extensive areas of green space. The masterplan includes a network of pedestrianised areas and landscaped public squares to create a diverse garden quarter.

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Brokers Hank Zarihs Associates said the site’s good transport links meant development finance lenders would be keen to offer construction loans and short-term bridging finance.

Hank Zarihs Associates | Former hotel site close to a London tube station eyed up for more than 500 homes

Proposed new scheme is in a prime spot

It takes just 35 minutes to get to central London from Hillingdon tube, there are regular buses from Long Lane and Freezeland Way and the site is less than two miles away from the M40 motorway.

The area benefits from being close to a GP surgery, local schools, sports and recreation centres and green open space.

Inland Homes has been working with the London Wildlife Trust to create a ‘nature recovery network’ to ensure existing natural ecosystems are protected and enhanced. A link will also be set up with other London Wildlife Trust sites in the area to form a network of landscaped nature corridors for wildlife as well as residents.

The application follows a public consultation event on 25 July 2019 and extensive consultation between Inland Homes, Hillingdon council, Oak Farm Residents’ Association and Ickenham Residents’ Association.

The site had been empty since 2012 when the Master Brewer Hotel was demolished. Tesco had hoped to build a superstore on the site but abandoned its plans in 2015 following financial difficulties.

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